Local Activities


Wonderful cycling through stunning scenery along quiet country roads and tracks. Bikes available at Shore Croft for guests during their stay (extra charge applies).

sc-activities-perfumePerfume Studio & Aroma café

The Perfume Studio and Aroma Cafe, just a short walk away, is rated by Visit Scotland as a 5-star attraction. The Aroma Cafe offers beverages, a good selection of home-made cakes, and tasty lunches, and has recently been awarded a ‘Taste Our Best’ accreditation. The Perfume Studio houses a perfume laboratory, in which perfumes, soaps, cremes and toiletries are made and sold in the Gift Shop along with other interesting gift items (including books for those rainy days!).

In addition, there is a photography workshop centre where you can browse photography magazines, watch various exhibits and presentations, or book a one-day workshop with the resident professional photographer. This Studio also hosts the internationally acclaimed photography workshops; Open Studio Workshops.

sc-activities-ewe-canoeCanoe and Kayak

Canoe and Kayak Adventures in Wester Ross. Whether it’s just splashing about in boats or improving your strokes, we can cater for you. Friendly, qualified and experienced to ensure that your adventure with us is fun, informative and memorable. A variety of locations are used to suit experience levels, conditions and ambitions. The coastline in front of Shore Croft is craggy and exciting with passageways to paddle through, islands to hop off on and interesting marine life all around.

sc-activities-invereweInverewe Gardens

Inverewe gardens are a lush, sub-tropical-style, oasis perched on a peninsula at the edge of Loch Ewe amid the rugged landscape of Wester Ross, this world-famous historic garden is one of Scotland’s most popular botanical attractions. Beautiful all year round.

sc-activities-whale-watchHebridean whale watching cruises

Whale watching and wildlife cruises from Gairloch, on Scotland’s spectacular northwest coast.

sc-activities-glass-bottomGlass bottom boat cruises

Marine life boat trips from Gairloch.

sc-activities-boat-hireBoat hire

Self-drive boats for hire in Gairloch, Wester Ross. Hire a boat to explore Loch Gairloch and it’s abundance of wildlife or to go fishing.

sc-activities-shelfish-safariShellfish Safaris

Join local skipper Ian McWhinney on his traditional creel fishing boat in the beautiful setting of Badachro Bay.

sc-activities-go-furtherGo further Scotland

go further Scotland offers guided mountain walking, scrambling and rock climbing in Torridon, Skye and the Northwest Highlands. It stands for a personal and friendly, tailored service whether you are looking to learn how to rock climb, summit a few Munros, go on a wilderness walk, climb a sea stack or go on a low-level nature walk.

Your guide Paul Tattersall is a local mountaineering and climbing guide, qualified mountain leader and instructor, who has developed a variety of rock climbing venues in the area and with his local knowledge of the crags and hills will make sure you have a memorable visit. He also has a degree in geology and can relate this to the interesting landscape of Wester Ross. Paul is well-known in climbing circles and also for his assistance with various film productions for the BBC, the Adventure Show, the One Show and promotional shoots.

Six Lochs Tour of Wester Ross

Wester Ross actually has a huge range of lochs from sea lochs such as Loch Torridon to the many hundreds of smaller lochs (often referred to as “lochans”) that cover our inland areas. However, there are arguably 6 main lochs – South to North, these are Loch Carron – Loch Torridon – Loch Maree – Loch Gairloch – Loch Ewe – and Loch Broom. Some of those Lochs have tributary lochs spilling directly from them, such as Loch Diabaig, Loch Shieldaig, and Little Loch Broom, but ALL are a spectacular and highly photogenic mix of islands, mountains, and seacapes. Prepare for a feast of scenery!

Visit Wester Ross

Gairloch Heritage museum

Sheildaig Falconry

Gairloch pony trekking

Gairloch golf club